- lustful or lecherous.
- (of writings, pictures, etc.) obscene; grossly indecent.
Origin of salacious
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Antonyms for salacious
Related Words for salacitydesire, longing, sensuality, hunger, libido, thirst, excitement, fervor, craving, greed, indecency, profanity, vulgarity, smut, pornography, lust, eagerness, fascination, wish, aspiration
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Historical Examples of salacity
- having an excessive interest in sex
- (of books, magazines, etc) erotic, bawdy, or lewd
Word Origin for salacious
1660s, from Latin salax (genitive salacis) "lustful," probably originally "fond of leaping," as in a male animal leaping on a female in sexual advances, from salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Earliest form of the word in English is salacity (c.1600). Related: Salaciously; salaciousness.